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Good god, but people in the wrestling business have taken on some godawful image changes over the years. These are people who appear in front of millions for a living, and to whom appearances can be everything… yet very often their appearance is so poorly judged that it looks like their parents lost a bet with God.
We’re not talking about changes in gimmick here, which rules out oddities like Kevin Nash as Oz, or Giant Gonzales and his furry, airbrushed nude-leotard.
Neither are we talking about people who looked hilarious when they started out in the business, when perhaps fashion was a little different or they didn’t know any better – so Jeff Hardy as a scrawny boy-band type and Ric Flair’s high-waisted check trousers and huge coiffure don’t count either.
No, this article is dedicated to the wrestlers that somehow didn’t realise that »
- Ben Cooke
One of the most noticeable patterns in the online video game community is what I like to call the ‘hype-outrage paradigm’. With a little push from Aaa publishers’ marketing departments, we buy into a game’s hype and build astronomical expectations for it, which means that should a game be anything other than perfect, the internet explodes into tribal warfare, opprobriums against publishers and general cynicism about the industry as a whole.
Outrage and video games go hand-in-hand like wizards and pointy hats these days, but much less attention has been given to the games that had no right to be good, yet against all the odds became sleeper hits – defying their dodgy licenses, weird premises or crappy predecessors to become all-time classics.
Sure, we talk about the those games plenty now, but we’ll never put our hands up and admit that when we first heard about them, »
- Robert Zak
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